AP to distribute motor sports photos from LAT USA, Autostock

NEW YORK — LAT USA and Autostock, two photo agencies that specialize in motor sports coverage, are making their content available for distribution worldwide by The Associated Press. 

Subscribers to AP Images, the commercial photo unit of AP, will be able to access thousands of archival pictures from major racing series, including NASCAR and IndyCar. 

Together with LAT and Autostock, AP Images will work with governing bodies, race teams, speedways, tracks and sponsors to meet custom commercial photography and video needs with syndication on APImages.com. 

“We are very excited about our partnerships with LAT and Autostock,” said AP Images Vice President Fernando Ferre. “Together they bring a rich and diverse photo archive and decades of experienced motor sport photographers to the AP. We believe this is a strategic alliance that will enable our companies to bring to market real-time, quality coverage of motor sports imagery through APImages.com, as well as offer our commercial sports business partners custom-tailored photography and video assignment solutions.” 

LAT USA is the dominant supplier of American racing photography to the U.S. and worldwide media with more than 300 clients, including Road & Track, Car and Driver, NASCAR Scene, AutoWeek, NSSN, NASCAR.com, Speedtv.com, Racer.com and Autosport.com. 

“I am incredibly enthusiastic about LAT and Autostock partnering with AP,” said Michael Levitt, owner of LAT USA. “The combination of our expertise, specialist photographers and extensive coverage in racing with AP’s innovation, technology, products and unparalleled distribution is unmatched in the world of motor sports photography.” 

Autostock is a well-established company with more than 28 years of experience covering the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. The Autostock team knows which tracks provide the best action, pit stops and candid moments. 

Head of Autostock Nigel Kinrade added: “Now that Autostock and LAT have partnered with AP, the world will be able to access the very best in motor sport photography.” 

The partnership with LAT and Autostock is the latest in a line of enhancements and content collaborations designed to underscore AP Images’ standing as a fully comprehensive images business where customers can get everything they need in one place.

9-10 September, 2011, Richmond, Virginia USA Clint Bowyer spins and cars start crashing behind him ©2011, Nigel Kinrade LAT Photo USA

9-10 September, 2011, Richmond, Virginia USA
Clint Bowyer spins and cars start crashing behind him
©2011, Nigel Kinrade
LAT Photo USA

9 September, 2011, Richmond, Virginia USA Kyle Busch celebrates his victory ©2011, Nigel Kinrade LAT Photo USA

9 September, 2011, Richmond, Virginia USA
Kyle Busch celebrates his victory
©2011, Nigel Kinrade
LAT Photo USA

2-4 September, 2011, Baltimore, Maryland USA Will Power ©2011, Phillip Abbott LAT Photo USA

2-4 September, 2011, Baltimore, Maryland USA
Will Power
©2011, Phillip Abbott
LAT Photo USA

2-4 September, 2011, Hampton, Georgia USA Jeff Gordon holds off Jimmie Johnson in the closing laps ©2011, Lesley Ann Miller LAT Photo USA

2-4 September, 2011, Hampton, Georgia USA
Jeff Gordon holds off Jimmie Johnson in the closing laps
©2011, Lesley Ann Miller
LAT Photo USA

2-3 September, 2011, Baltimore, Maryland USA #6 Muscle Milk Aston Martin AMR/Lola Coupe B08 62 ©2011, Dan R. Boyd LAT Photo USA

2-3 September, 2011, Baltimore, Maryland USA
#6 Muscle Milk Aston Martin AMR/Lola Coupe B08 62
©2011, Dan R. Boyd
LAT Photo USA

3 September 2011, Hampton, Georgia, USA Kyle Busch leads a restart ©2011, Nigel Kinrade LAT Photo USA

3 September 2011, Hampton, Georgia, USA
Kyle Busch leads a restart
©2011, Nigel Kinrade
LAT Photo USA

2 September 2011, Hampton, Georgia, USA Kyle Busch and Clint Bowyer rubbing ©2011, Tyler Barrick LAT Photo USA

2 September 2011, Hampton, Georgia, USA
Kyle Busch and Clint Bowyer rubbing
©2011, Tyler Barrick
LAT Photo USA

26-28 August, 2011, Sonoma, California USA Will Power celebrates in victory lane ©2011, Michael L. Levitt LAT Photo USA

26-28 August, 2011, Sonoma, California USA
Will Power celebrates in victory lane
©2011, Michael L. Levitt
LAT Photo USA

26-27 August, 2011, Bristol, Tennessee USA Brad Keselowski and Kurt Busch ©2011, Nigel Kinrade LAT Photo USA

26-27 August, 2011, Bristol, Tennessee USA
Brad Keselowski and Kurt Busch
©2011, Nigel Kinrade
LAT Photo USA